Type of Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Island Juli, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. Island Juli

    Island Juli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got as a Rescue, he's gorgeous, but I have no clue what breed he is. Coloring is varied shades of grey.


    Thanks!
    Juli
     
  2. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    He's a Lavender Orpington, American type... :)
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    He's a handsome chap, for sure!
     
  4. Island Juli

    Island Juli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great, thank you so much!
     
  5. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Very welcome! We have one ourselves... one of our favorites for sure... :)
     
  6. Island Juli

    Island Juli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Buff Orpington hens, do you know if there is a chance of Lavendar if I breed them? Or will they all be split and be dark?
     
  7. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Lavender is recessive, so it takes 2 copies for it to show... breeding to buff it will act like black, so results will most likely be blacks with buff leakage...
     
  8. Island Juli

    Island Juli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was afraid of that. Guess he'll just get to hang with the main flock. Unfortunately he's about 4th or 5th in line, but he's a great tid-bitter for all the chicks running around and a lot of the brooding hens stay close to him.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    He's beautiful
     
  10. Island Juli

    Island Juli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, we think so. He's very proud of himself too!
     

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